阿尔伯塔大学（University of Alberta，简称UA）位于加拿大阿尔伯塔省会城市埃德蒙顿，成立于1908年。世界排名前百（88位），是加拿大顶尖的研究型大学。（摘自百度百科），学校官方主页：https://ualberta.ca/
导师：Dr. Jonathan Sharp
主页：http://mp.med.ualberta.ca/faculty_staff/j_sharp.htm or https://sharpresearch.weebly.com/
研究方向：1）Radio-Frequency Encoded Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)；2）Real-time MRI in Radiotherapy；3）MRI Techniques, Simulation and Image Formation；4）Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
希望招收的研究生领域：Development of radiofrequency (RF) coils and imaging techniques for TRASE imaging.
课题简介：The aim of this project is to develop a new type of low-cost MRI device, as featured in ‘Research Highlights’ in Nature in 2013. The are a number of possible research directions within this overall program. These include radiofrequency coil and electronics design, accelerated image reconstruction and magnet design. TRASE (Transmit Array Spatial Encoding) is an alternative MRI encoding principle that operates entirely without the use of conventional B0 magnetic field gradients and so offers imaging with substantially simpler equipment. The key technical difference between this and previous radiofrequency (RF) encoding techniques is that the gradient of the phase of the RF field, rather than the magnitude, is exploited. This is a crucial distinction because high spatial resolution becomes practical as the encoding is performed progressively by a series of 180 degree refocusing pulses without excessive RF power requirements. Image resolution is proportional to phase gradient strength and echo train length, and was featured in ‘Research Highlights’ in Nature in 2013.
Dr. Sharp 导师可接受多个专业（Eg. Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering）的研究生，本次招生倾向于申请Biomedical Engineering学院的学生，具体招生信息可从该页面查询：https://www.ualberta.ca/biomedical-engineering/about-us